FONTANA – A Fontana man who was out of jail as a result of the Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS), also known as AB 109 was arrested on Wednesday for carjacking a Lyft driver the previous night.
At around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night a 41-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man who was working as a Lyft driver picked up a rider in the City of Upland. While inside the 2015 Toyota Sienna minivan the suspect told the victim to take the I-10 exit at Sierra Avenue. The driver pulled into a hotel parking lot in the 17100 block of Valley in the City of Fontana. While there, the suspect pressed an unknown object against the driver’s neck and ordered him out of his van. The driver feared the object was a gun, the victim got out of his vehicle. The suspect fled in the victim’s vehicle.
Authorities from surrounding jurisdictions were made aware of the incident. On Wednesday morning, at around 5:30 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Central Station located the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by Ernest Thomas, 33. Thomas was positively identified as the person who had carjacked the Lyft driver. Thomas was booked into the Central Detention Center for the possession of stolen property and carjacking.
If you have any information related to this case please contact Detective Bowie at (909) 356-7148.
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